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Tell 'Em, with Liysa Callsen

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Liysa Callsen is an intriguing, dynamic and energetic speaker delivering an humorous and inspirational message.  As a hearing child of Deaf parents, she identifies with being a Coda (children of deaf adults). The only speaker of her kind, takes you into her journey of living in a Deaf household and dealing with the hearing culture. She is bi-lingual and bi-cultural. Her story will educate and encourage you. She believes we all have a story, she’ll engage you, empowering you to embrace your own identity, culture and diversity.

In 2011, after finding herself, she launched her one-woman show in Milwaukee. In the show, she enacts what it was like to grow up being constantly directed by adults who could hear and those who could not. In the show, she paints word pictures onstage with her hands. She never speaks orally. That voice comes from an actor offstage.

The stories from the show are folded into her book, Tell 'Em!

Tuesday 4PM PST / 7PM EST

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